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Director of Learning : Head of Modern Foreign Languages

Chipping Campden SchoolGloucestershire

Director of Learning: Modern Foreign Languages

 Full time, permanent post 

Starting 1st September 2021 

Salary Range: L4 – L8

NOR: 1418, including 323 in sixth form

This is an excellent opportunity to join a dedicated, talented and dynamic team and play a crucial part in the continuing success of our thriving  ‘Outstanding School’ (Ofsted May 2017).  Chipping Campden School is a mixed comprehensive, 11-19 converter academy, with an enviable reputation, located in the beautiful Cotswolds. Our School continues to go from strength to strength with fantastic results and committed, supportive staff.   

The Team

You will be joining a well established, talented and dedicated team of professionals.  The department comprises nine specialist Teachers, each able to offer two languages or more, the majority of whom teach at KS3, KS4 and KS5 levels. At KS3, students study two languages from French, German and Spanish, with many going on to select one of these at GCSE. In addition, we are in the fortunate position to have three part-time language assistants and an MFL learning mentor.

Our teachers are specialists in their subject areas and are supported by a senior leadership team, which consists of the Principal, two Vice Principals and five Assistant Principals (including SENDco). Each faculty area has a Director of Learning and Associate Heads of Faculty for English, Mathematics and Science.

What we are looking for

As part of the school’s extended leadership team, you will be an innovative leader and strategic thinker with proven leadership expertise.  You will have the desire to drive and deliver developments through your leadership and management of a team.  As part of the school’s Extended Leadership Team and as Head of Faculty you will shape, develop, organise and promote the efficiency and success of the Modern Foreign Languages Faculty.  Aspiring to progress within the next five years, you will have a thorough understanding of delivering exceptional learning and teaching in an 11-19 mixed comprehensive school.  

You will be able to demonstrate  

• Ambition and drive to make a difference to students’ culture, learning and outcomes

• Leadership expertise

• Strategic planning at Department level

• Able to use data to monitor and improve student progress and outcomes

• Successful delivery of high quality MFL teaching across the age and ability range

• Excellent communication skills, able to inspire and motivate

Why work with us?

We deliver a vibrant comprehensive curriculum which is broad and balanced and continues to produce outcomes well in excess of the national norms at GCSE (sig+) and post-16 (sig+). We are continually developing and improving our facilities.  During recent years, the school has enjoyed major improvements to its fabric - the most recent of which has been an extended state of the art sixth form, an additional science centre, new inclusion centre and further classrooms.  We have extensive playing fields and recreation areas and a full size floodlit artificial grass hockey and football pitch.  Further development of our school site is currently being undertaken with the exciting addition of a new performing arts theatre. Most of our classrooms are equipped with Apple Interactive TV’s and Wi-Fi with the vast majority of resources available through our virtual learning platform.  In order to support the use of technology to enhance learning in the classroom, teachers are issued with an iPad and the vast majority of our students participate in our community one to one iPad scheme.

Additional Staff Benefits

• Free on-site gym and swimming pool

• Teachers’ Pension scheme membership

• Childcare voucher scheme

• Cycle scheme

• Health and wellbeing support including access to confidential support services

• Freshly prepared meals, cooked on site

To apply

Full details about our school can be found on our website www.campden.school select school information/work here/vacancies for an application form.  Should you wish to discuss any aspect of this role, please contact Mrs Smith, HR dsmith@campden.school in the first instance.

Closing date for receipt of applications is 10am on Tuesday 2nd March 2021.

Interviews will be held on Thursday 11th March 2021. 

Chipping Campden School Academy is committed to equality of opportunity and safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people.  We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this.  All successful candidates will be subject to Enhanced DBS certification and other relevant employment checks



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